The first Mauritius Lychee Tree was discovered on the island of Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar near Africa, which is where this gourmet tropical fruit gets its name. It has become a favorite for growing at home in edible landscapes ever since. The fruit is a bit smaller than some other Lychee cultivars, but the flavor is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The juicy white pulp is prized by both professional chefs and home fruit growers alike.
Mauritius Lychee Trees are evergreen tropical trees and they do best when grown in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11. Mauritius Lychee Trees can also be grown in pots in Zones 4 to 11, and brought indoors in the coldest months. Mauritius Lychee Trees can start producing fruit within two years in the ground in ideal locations with proper care and water. The trees are slow but steady growers, and they make beautiful shade trees. The many clusters of bright red, succulent, juicy Lychee Fruits in late spring and summer make a decorative and delicious addition to these stunning tropical fruit trees.